Apple Slammed As 'Modern Tape Pirate' In New Copyright Suit

Law360 (September 13, 2019, 9:55 PM EDT) -- The rights holder to the works of a renowned composer called Apple and two other companies "modern tape pirates" in a copyright suit filed Friday in California federal court, saying the iTunes store sources music from distributors and record companies that don't own the rights.

Four Jays Music Co., which the late composer Harry Warren established in 1955 to hold the rights to his music, filed suit against Apple, major music distributor The Orchard Enterprises and a Los Angeles-based label called Cleopatra Records Inc.

Four Jays says it has pinpointed 98 infringing recordings for which the companies are liable. The company...

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